Ink/vellum, partially coloured, 26,5 x 20,5 cm, lo. le. indistinctly inscribed, some dam., matted a. framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - Italian painter a. draughtsman, studied at the Accademia del Disegno founded by the Caracci in Bologna, as early as ca. 1600 he went to Rome on instigation of the Caracci where he made friends with G. Reni a. A. Tassi, after travelling North Italy he returned to Bologna in 1613. D.s oeuvre is characterized by an anti-academic style a. large variety of subjects. - Mus.: Florence (Uffizi), Washington (Nat. Gall.), London (Brit. Mus.), Dresden (Gem.-Gal. Alter Meister), Bologna a. others. - Lit.: Saur, Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.